Using a CMS for a redesign

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I have a corporate site to redesign and I want to use Drupal as the CMS for it, so the client can update news, job listings, etc. My question is, where do I store the new site while I'm working on it? From what I've read, it would take considerable time and effort to migrate the completed site over to a new server or directory. I can't just develop on the root, though, because their site would be down the whole time.

Has anyone done this kind of thing before and, if so, how did you tackle it?
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domain.com/2/ or domain.com/new/?
Then once it's done simply move it a directory higher.
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That's what I usually do, but with Drupal it completely mangles the database when you change locations because all the paths change.
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Drupal is actually quite simple to move around. I use Drupal 6 for my site and I am planning on moving my dad's website to Drupal so he can have more control and not rely on me so much for updates.

Read this:
http://drupal.org/node/120627

There are a couple of How To's here that will help as well:
http://drupal.org/node/206647
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Good links, thanks!

Maybe it just looks complicated and isn't that bad when you do it? Either way, it looks like I'm finally gonna have to get comfortable with phpMyAdmin.

Maybe I can get them to switch over and get hosted through me to avoid the trouble :wink:
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phpMyAdmin is simple. Exporting and importing databases is very simple and that is all I know how to do in phpMyAdmin and I taught myself.
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Thanks, that makes me feel better!
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Yeah it's pretty straight forward. phpMyAdmin is one of the easier things. Besides, if you know the SQL commands you can always just query it :)
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I think I'll have to chalk it up to general fear of the unknown.

And I haven't used SQL in so long that it's borderline unknown, too!
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I'm sure if you have any questions you know where to get them answered ;)
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Thanks neksus, I'm pretty sure I'll be taking you up on that :)

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